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Thursday, December 11,2014

Blacks, police and marijuana

By Paul Danish
Human Services, who serve at the pleasure of the president) the power to add or remove drugs from the list of drugs regulated by the act, or to move them among the five regulatory categories (or “Schedules”) under which drugs covered by the act are listed.
Monday, December 1,2014

GMOs: Boulder County’s November surprise

By Paul Danish
Every Democrat on the ballot in Boulder County won in Boulder County. Mark Udall and John Hickenlooper each got more than two-thirds of the votes cast in their races in Boulder County. Jared Polis got more than three-fourths. Almost all of the proposals involving tax increases in Boulder County and Boulder County cities passed.
Thursday, November 13,2014

Driving to ban drilling

By Paul Danish
But the hypocrisy is beside the point. The real point is that even people who want to ban oil and gas drilling can’t live without it.
Thursday, October 30,2014

Dad’s insecticides and Proposition 105

By Paul Danish
Chlordane, Heptachlor, Aldrin and Dieldrin are four of the nastiest insecticides ever produced. All four have been linked to a variety of cancers and other diseases, and all four have either been banned outright or severely restricted in their use by most countries for at least 20 years.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Oklahoma isn’t the first to see radicalist beheadings

By Paul Danish
The Death Angels were a racist murder cult, which had been spawned by followers of the Black Muslim movement. They would ultimately kill at least 14 people during a reign of terror known as the Zebra murders.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Think globally and frack locally

By Paul Danish
Starting in 1973, after a 400 percent spike in gasoline prices in the wake of the Yom Kippur War, U.S. politicians started calling for “energy independence” — by which they meant ramping up domestic oil production to the point where the country was no longer dependent on imported oil.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Obama’s clueless view of ISIL

By Paul Danish
Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents. And the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Ban GMOs? First show us the victims

By Paul Danish
What’s more, substantial amounts of GMO (genetically modified organism) corn, cotton, and soybeans have been grown and consumed in the U.S. for the last 14 years. In 2000, about a quarter of U.S. corn and more than 50 percent of U.S. soybeans and cotton were produced from GMO varieties.
Thursday, August 21,2014

No blood for oil? Thank a fracking oilman.

By Paul Danish
(For the record, there were a number of reasons why the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, but grabbing Iraq’s oil wasn’t one of them. If there is any lingering doubt on this point, consult the list of oil companies which have gotten concessions from the Iraqi government.
Thursday, August 7,2014

Who is a civilian?

By Paul Danish
The “contractor’s” business was security — or more plainly war. They worked for companies like Blackwater security and, among other things, served as armed guards for U.S. civilian personnel like American civil administrator Paul Bremer and scores of State Department operatives who negotiated with tribal leaders.